First pictures of the Continental GT Speed debut
Press conference and launch highlights video
(Crewe/Geneva, 4 March 2014) Bentley Motors unveiled the new 206 mph (331 km/h) Continental GT Speed coupe at the Geneva show this morning in addition to revealing the new Flying Spur V8 luxury sedan.
Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors, was joined at the Bentley press conference by Le Mans winner and Continental GT3 racer Guy Smith.
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Bentley Motors is the most sought after luxury car brand in the world. In 2013 one in every four luxury cars delivered to customers worldwide was a Bentley. 2013 was Bentley’s record year in the company’s 95-year history. Global customer deliveries grew by 19% over 2012 to 10,120 cars. The Americas remained Bentley’s largest sales region, with 3,140 cars delivered. China continued its position as the second biggest market with 2,191 cars, while in Europe, deliveries reached 1,480 cars. Sales in Bentley’s home market, the UK, were 1,381 and in the Middle East, Bentley delivered 1,185 cars. By the end of 2013 Bentley had nearly 200 dealerships in 54 countries.
Bentley Motors’ headquarters in Crewe is home to all of its operations including design, R&D, engineering and production of the company’s three model lines, Continental, Flying Spur and Mulsanne. The combination of fine craftsmanship, using skills that have been handed down through generations, alongside engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology is unique to UK luxury car brands such as Bentley. It is also an example of high-value British manufacturing at its best. Bentley employs around 3,700 people at Crewe.